11 February 2019
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Relevant: Jervis Bay Territory Residents
Topic: Review of the Jervis Bay Territory Emergency Management Ordinance 2015
The Jervis Bay Territory Emergency Management Ordinance 2015 (the Ordinance) is being reviewed. We would like to hear your comments on how well the Ordinance is working and whether any changes should be made.
This Ordinance provides the framework for emergency management in the JBT. It establishes the JBT Emergency Management Committee, which includes representatives from key local emergency services, police, the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council, the Department of Defence and the Director of National Parks.
The Ordinance also requires a JBT Emergency Management Plan to be developed; sets out emergency powers; and provides for the management of rescue operations.
The Ordinance must be reviewed every four years, taking into account:
- the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) and regulations
- the Jervis Bay Territory Rural Fires Ordinance 2014
- the Booderee National Park Management Plan
- any other relevant legislation, including NSW legislation.
The Ordinance is available at https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2015L00774.
Please send your written comments to JBT-EMReview@Infrastructure.gov.au or to the Director, Jervis Bay Territory Administration, GPO Box 594, Canberra, ACT 2601 by 7 March 2019.
Operations Manager, Jervis Bay Territory Administration